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Physics and Astronomy Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) in Physics and Astronomy

Summer 2021 is ON! (June 1st – August 6th)

Apply Here by Feb 19th!

Justin Niedermeyer and Peter Engels

Our goal is to provide a 10-week research experience to undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds. These students will work on their own research project together with a faculty mentor in physics and astronomy and a team of graduate students and postdocs within a research group. Available projects span four major themes described below connected by the common concept of waves. The REU program synergizes with other interdisciplinary STEM summer research programs across the Washington State University (WSU) campus in Pullman Washington to enable unique social activities and professional development opportunities. The end of the internship culminates in a poster presentation at the WSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium in early August.

In addition to a $6000 stipend, student travel and housing are covered as well as a paid 1-day trip to tour the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) to hear from scientists there about their experiences in research and professional career opportunities.

For general inquiries please email physics@wsu.edu.

Program Directors: Brian A. Collins & Gary S. Collins

Support for this program comes from the National Science  Foundation and Washington State University Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Waves Revealing the Cosmos

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Example Projects (Mentors)

 


 

Inland Northwest in the Summer!

river

  • Jet boat tour of Hells Canyon
  • Native American Cultural Events
  • White Water Rafting
  • Mountain Hiking/Camping
  • Fly Fishing

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Official Day Trip to LIGO and PNNL!

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory, Hanford, WA

 


 

WSU Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium

Organized by the WSU Office of Undergraduate Research

  • Workshop on writing scientific abstracts
  • Workshop on making a scientific poster
  • Present your poster with 80 other Undergraduate STEM students from interdisciplinary fields across the WSU campus